Seniors taking Dual Enrollment English and British Literature take a field trip each Spring to The Shakespeare Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia in order to experience a live Shakespearean play in a replica of the Globe Theatre. The performances are true to the way the plays would have been performed in the Renaissance period with the audience as much a part of the play as the actors. The Shakespeare Players bring Shakespeare’s words and worlds to life for the students enabling students to understand Shakespeare more fully.
Each year, high school teachers Elizabeth Sadler and Karen Barrett chaperone two college tours designed to allow students the opportunity to explore various colleges in the Southeast and to help students better understand their options as they begin their college searches. Each trip lasts two to three days allowing students to tour schools, visit admissions counselors, meet with financial aid advisors, and hear from other college students about student life and academics. Students also experience attractions local to the colleges such as museums, hiking trails, restaurants, and historical sites.
AP US History students have the opportunity to tour historical Virginia with Mrs. Barrett as their guide. Students can walk where the original English settlers lived and worked in Jamestown. They can hear debates on how our nation was created and see tradesmen such as the blacksmith, cooper, and wigmaker in Colonial Williamsburg and visit James River plantations to better understand the plantation economy that developed in the southern colonies. Students will eat in colonial taverns, experience the legacy of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia, and much more.